Spearmint (Mentha spicata)

Mentha spicata
Ingredients: Pure spearmint oil
Aroma: Refreshing, minty
Benefits: Cooling, invigorating, stimulating
Mixes Well With: Bergamot oil, lavender oil, lime oil, or rosemary oil
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled from leaves and flowering tops
Physical Characteristics:
Specific Gravity: 0.917-0.934
Refractive Index: 1.484-1.491

One of many species of mint, spearmint (Mentha spicata) is so named due to either its pointed leaves or tapered blossom, and is a hardy herb found throughout the temperate regions of the world. Spearmint is mentioned throughout history in the ancient texts of many different cultures. As with many herbs in the mint family, spearmint was often used for digestive complaints and was considered especially useful for individuals with poor digestion. Spearmint is widely used in the foods and beverages of many different cultures, especially in candies and gums. As an essential oil for aromatherapy spearmint oil has a refreshing minty aroma that’s more subtle and gentle than peppermint, and this aroma is cooling, stimulating and invigorating.